Chili's Employee Job Reviews in the United States

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On average, employees at Chili's give their company a 3.4 rating out of 5.0 - which is 14% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. The happiest Chili's employees are Managing Partners submitting an average rating of 4.5 and Servers with a rating of 3.8.

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3.4
Average Rating
(based on 42 Chili's Review Ratings)

Ratings by Category

Company Culture
3.2
Growth Opportunities
2.7
People You Work With
4.1
Person You Work For
3.4
Rewards You Receive
3.1
Support You Get
3.4
Way You Work
3.7
Work Setting
3.5
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Server

"I've worked at chilis for three months and it was an amazing experience. Not only it was my serving job and I always wanted to be a server is a rewarding experience. Not only do I socialize every day and constantly am moving around I am learning each and every day. Teamwork is the key to success."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chili's Employee

"This is a review based off a friend who was recently let go as a manager. I worked for the company as an employee several years ago and left due to what I perceived was a really poor work environment and culture within the company. Very black and white. Manager friend who started as a busser, worked for the company for 17 years and moved his way up to be a GM was terminated for being in the building for 16 seconds by himself, to retrieve his cell phone that he left behind after the store closed. Yep that’s it. Why? Because it’s the rule. Didn’t matter that it was all on camera. The rule is the rule. I asked what should he have done. He said call someone back to enter the building with them, or get it the next day. Now think about this, you have no phone, so can you call anyone? If your car breaks down, can you call an Uber with no phone? Why would you want to work for a company that treats their managers like this? As far as pay and compensation and the actual work, I can’t really give my two cents about that as it could all be really good, it the culture of a company that could let you go in the blink of an eye for an honest mistake or a reasonable mistake is not something I would be involved in. Nothing has changed with this company and it looks like it still won’t anytime soon"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Bartender

"I have worked for Chili's for three and a half years now. I have been able to grow tremendously within the last three years. Chili's has taught me to work well in teams and how to remain calm in stressful situations."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 5 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Chili's Employee

"Worked for the company for 6 years. I truly loved the brand but poor management and no structure or consistency ruined it for me. They show no loyalty, use no logic, don't stick to their own words. If they followed the way things should run they would be set up for success, instead they have managers that don't care making decisions. They reward the lazy people that complain and expect the world from the reliable workers, leaving them to do three jobs at once. Constantly stressful because the managers don't manage. Food ticket times used to exceed a half hour for appetizers and this would be considered normal. Almost felt bad for the managers that weren't the GM because they would get screwed also and that's why the servers suffered. Seriously wondering how they are still open at that location."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Chili's Employee

"Coworkers are very nice, but management is very condescending. Hostesses are treated like garbage, the job is very stressful when dealing with micromanaging supervisors who literally take your seating tools away from you and impatient customers at the same time. I hated going there."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 2 / 5
Chili's Employee

"Easily the worst job I've had in 20 years of cooking in restaurants. Fellow kitchen employees and management are some of the laziest I've ever seen as well. Steer clear of this establishment."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 1 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Chili's Employee

"Worked myself tired daily for them, but still was treated with a lack of respect, co-workers were great , but one particular manger was rude to all his employees and it was just disgusting and shameful. Furthermore, the long waits and stress were pushed on the host, some customers could be just as rude as your work partners or mangers. This place lacks of atmosphere, and needs a little more discipline. When Chili's learns to respect their employees then I'll give them a 5 star, but the lack of respect for employees is just disgusting. $2.85 gets you no where, while you break your back. Oh and let me not forget the ziosk that everyone hates."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Bartender

"Been here for eight years, there are worse jobs out there."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 4 / 5
Chili's Employee

"I hate this job. I wouldn't recommend you work there."

Person You Work For 2 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 1 / 5 Way You Work 1 / 5
Chili's Employee

"It's an ok job. Training could be better but after 5 days I'm doing pretty good"

Person You Work For 3 / 5 People You Work With 3 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 3 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Server

"Very corporate, poorly managed, abusive upper management, and almost no room for growth."

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 3 / 5
Support You Get 3 / 5 Rewards You Receive 3 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 4 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Host

"It has been hell. Been hospitalized with anxiety from te workplace"

What do you like about working at Chili's?

"Some of the people are fantasic. I love the people"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Good luck. Your selling your soul to the devil himself."

What don't you like about working at Chili's?

"Everything. Unfair work environment stressful. Favoritism over anything. Managers dont keep employee confidentiality. Never work for chilis in kissimmee or brinker international. Theyre all experts in getting around the labor laws and will send you home even if you are scheduled to avoid paying you overtime and paying for medical. Unless your ready to sell your soul to this company, its not worth the pay. Workload, or stress. If you reach overtime they will edit your hours and remove the overtime so they dont have to pay you. Theyre disgisting kitchen and silverware is also a nightmare!"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop the favoritism and unfair work ethics. Stop revealing confidential employer info to other employees"

Person You Work For 1 / 5 People You Work With 4 / 5 Work Setting 1 / 5
Support You Get 1 / 5 Rewards You Receive 1 / 5 Growth Opportunities 1 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 3 / 5
Training Manager

What do you like about working at Chili's?

"It is a fun enviroment. It is also structured great but also allows for individuality. The people I work with are amazing and make it a pleasure to come to work each day."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a wonderful company to work for. It is physically demanding but very satisfying when you see your hard work come to fruition."

What don't you like about working at Chili's?

"They cut most of our bonus package and reduced our benefits. I understand that times are tough and tough decisions had to be made. But when these things are reduced or taken away without an explanation it makes the staff feel like they are being punished."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Working for Chili's has been a pleasure. Continue to develop your star employees and drive for your goals."

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 4 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 4 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Manager

What do you like about working at Chili's?

"I was allowed to make many of my own decisions with out having to check with any one. Often times I was able to find a way to save money and that idea was implemented through the company"

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"It is a great company to work for provided you are already married. If single, make sure anyone you date also works in that industry"

What don't you like about working at Chili's?

"The quality of life was terrible. The hours was random and any sort or normal wasn't available"

What suggestions do you have for management?

"Stop trying to bleed the rock dry and come up with new ways to innovative"

Person You Work For 4 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 2 / 5
Support You Get 4 / 5 Rewards You Receive 2 / 5 Growth Opportunities 2 / 5
Company Culture 2 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5
Server

"My experience was great. Enjoyed working at this establishment."

What do you like about working at Chili's?

"I enjoyed the sense of family that was created by the staff and friendships that were made."

Do you have any tips for others interviewing with this company?

"Show up for your shifts and give your best. Earn respect by doing a good job."

What don't you like about working at Chili's?

"I was not able to spend the time with my kids that I would have liked to."

What suggestions do you have for management?

"The management team was great. They were always willing to work with you."

Person You Work For 5 / 5 People You Work With 5 / 5 Work Setting 5 / 5
Support You Get 5 / 5 Rewards You Receive 5 / 5 Growth Opportunities 3 / 5
Company Culture 5 / 5 Way You Work 5 / 5

Chili's Reviews FAQs

Is Chili's a good company to work for?

Chili's has an overall rating of 3.4 Average Rating out of 5, based on over 42 Chili's Review Ratings left anonymously by Chili's employees, which is 13% lower than the average rating for all companies on CareerBliss. 81% of employees would recommend working at Chili's.

Does Chili's pay their employees well?

Chili's employees earn $30,000 annually on average, or $14 per hour, which is 55% lower than the national salary average of $66,000 per year. 11 Chili's employees have shared their salaries on CareerBliss. Find Chili's Salaries by Job Title.

How satisfied are employees working at Chili's?

81% of employees would recommend working at Chili's with the overall rating of 3.4 out of 5. Employees also rated Chili's 3.2 out of 5 for Company Culture, 3.1 for Rewards You Receive, 2.7 for Growth Opportunities and 3.4 for support you get.

What are the pros and cons of working at Chili's?

According to reviews on CareerBliss, employees commonly rated the pros of working at Chili's to be Company Culture, People You Work With, Person You Work For and Rewards You Receive, and cons to be Growth Opportunities.

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